The Prime Minister has confirmed the authenticity of a Downing Street memo in which Sir Richard Dearlove, the former head of MI6, tells Mr Blair that the Bush administration was "fixing" the intelligence and facts about Saddam Hussein's regime to back up a decision that had been taken to invade Iraq as early as July 2002.  
 
The Downing Street memo which was leaked to the Sunday Times newspaper in May 2005 has become a critical issue in the US. Senators Kennedy and Kerry have joined the escalating debate by writing to the President asking whether or not the memo was authentic and accurate. Downing Street has previously refused to comment on the memo's authenticity, but challenged for the first time on the floor of the House of Commons the Prime Minister has finally confirmed its authenticity.  
 
Cue the Bush apologists!
C ome ON People
deconut: Did you READ the article? Did you notice the source? Reliable? NOWHERE IN THE AQRTICLE DOES THE PRIOME MINISTER SAY ANYTHING CLOSE TO ADMISSION. I can't stand Bush as much as the next guy, but misinformation is misinformation. If the memo was real, why haven't we seen it? If the memo is real, why isn't the BBC, NPR and other major left wing outlets all over this? Quite simply because...it's NOT REAL. Demand the TRUTH indeed...
deathburger: why isn't the BBC, NPR and other major left wing outlets

You've been listening to too many Neocons. And your grammar stinks.

DonkaWechico: If the memo was real, why haven't we seen it?  
 
We have. A long time ago, I might add.  
 
Ditto re: above reply. If you haven't heard about it on BBC and NPR and other left-wing outlets, than you are NOT listening. I hear it being discussed at some length every day on the radio from NPR and others.
DonkaWechico: Sorry, meant to read:  
 
We have. A long time ago, I might add.  
 
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